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Art King, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

Art King has been appointed as chief student affairs administrator at Baruch College. In this role, he serves as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Previously, Art was Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at San Josť State University (SJSU), where he provided leadership and budgetary oversight for six departments and a staff of 130 employees. He also held a short stint as administrator-in-charge (interim VP for Student Affairs) at SJSU. Prior to SJSU, Art served for six years as Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Diversity and adjunct faculty in the College of Education at Towson University, and before that he held progressively responsible management positions and adjunct faculty roles at George Mason University (GMU) and Georgia Southern University (GSU).

Reporting to the Provost and serving on the President's Cabinet, Art has administrative oversight for functional areas and programs including: Services for Students with Disabilities, the STARR Career Development Center, Counseling Center, Athletics & Recreation, Early Learning Center, and Student Life (including Health & Wellness, Residence Life, Greek Life, New Student Programs, and student organizations). In his role as Dean of Students, he directs activities associated with student conduct and academic integrity.

A staunch advocate for student-centered learning and engagement, Art is the recipient of several awards for his work in enhancing the student experience and promoting inclusive excellence. Most recently, he underwent specialized management training in leading transformation and change through the Management & Leadership in Education (MLE) program at Harvard University. He completed PhD coursework in Conflict Analysis & Resolution at GMU, earned his MEd and BS degrees from GSU, and received an AA diploma from the Barbados Community College.

With over two decades of experience in higher education, Art has memberships in several national organizations on higher education including NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and ACPA - College Student Educators International; currently, he serves a three-year term on the National Advisory Council of the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE). His professional and social interests at the regional, national, and international levels include examining emerging trends in student affairs and exploring social justice issues that impact college access and success of first-generation college students and those from under-represented groups.